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    At least ten dead, many injured, as Paris-Limoges train crashes at Bretigny-sur-Orge

    BREAKING NEWS: Ten people either crushed to death or electrocuted in French rail crash horror as train smashes into platform south of Paris
    At least ten people have been killed and at least 60 seriously injured after a packed passenger train derailed south of Paris this evening.

    The high speed intercity train was travelling from the French capital to the city of Limoges when it derailed onto its side in a train station in the suburb of Bretigny-sur-Orge at about 3.15pm GMT.

    The accident has left ten people dead, with the victims being crushed to death or electrocuted.

    Rescue workers are now desperately battling to free passengers still trapped inside the train.
    more, with pictures, at Daily Mail link above

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    Packed train derails near Paris, 7 believed dead
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    PARIS (AP) A packed passenger train skidded off its rails after leaving Paris on Friday, leaving seven people believed dead and dozens injured as train cars slammed into each other and overturned, authorities said.

    Investigators were seeking to determine the reason for the accident. The head of the SNCF rail authority called it a "catastrophe"...


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    Most news sources now saying "at least" six dead; several have seven; ten apparently is (we hope) an inflated number. All still saying scores of injuries. Daily Mail has revised its headlined number to "at least seven."

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    Mail's headline now down to six dead; that's the direction I like to see the death toll go - downwards.

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